Bismarck invents social security

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898), German Chancellor who essentially created the country of Germany, was concerned about the well-being of the German people. To protect them, Bismarck created a series of social plans to financially support anybody who needed help. When this was adopted by American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1935 and became known as Social Security. We are not …

The Unbreakable Galle Fort

The beautiful city of Galle in Sri Lanka has a rich history of trade and foreign occupation. Before 1400, it was a popular harbor for Persians, Chinese, Malays, Arabs, Greeks, Indians and other powerful nations.

Marconi’s pursuit for funding

The Italian Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) was one of the most important inventors in regards to radio transmissions. His work laid the foundation for modern wireless communication.

Radama: The man who united Madagascar

Radama I (1793–1828) was the king of Madagascar, who united much of the island into a a single state. Coming to power at age 17, his military and diplomatic skills enabled him to change Madagascar in many ways.